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Non leather palms?
« on: January 15, 2019, 05:25:37 AM »

Are there any brands out there making palms from any other material besides leather that are of decent quality?
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Re: Non leather palms?
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2019, 07:50:30 AM »

Are we going to need a Vegan heading on other kit  :D
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2019, 08:16:31 AM »

Yep haha also sick of how long leather lasts and the way it dries.
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Re: Non leather palms?
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2019, 08:54:02 AM »

I looked at alternative options back in 2006 and the wear and tear of the palms on a rubber grip shredded any alternative we trialled. This is why golf, cycling and cricket al use a leather plan for longevity and sustained grip once sweaty.
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Re: Non leather palms?
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2019, 09:37:06 AM »

Can you explain further with what you mean regarding 'how long it lasts and the way it dries'? Do you mean, that it goes hard after being wet? If so, have you tried Pittards Leather Palms, as this material has properties which absorb the sweat and still remain soft and supple for a long time.
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Re: Non leather palms?
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2019, 09:50:51 AM »

There are many versions of the same materials even if they look similar so if you are unhappy with what you have it may be a case of tracking down better materials/ better quality gloves.

(Generalising but) The common Pittards styles tend to remove sweat really well whilst maintaining the excellent bat feel but that's only up to a point when they get saturated and you need to swap them for a second pair. I really like the BAS sheepskin palms which trade a little in original feel but seem to stay consistent even when dripping with sweat and not dry hard like the others...

... short version try a ton of gloves and see what you like :D
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Re: Non leather palms?
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2019, 10:52:58 AM »

I havent tried pittards yet. I had no idea they existed until you told me. Even tho its leather id give it a go if they lasted longer than one season. Thanks ayrtek for the reply! Very interesting nothing else worked. Are there any good all cotton palm gloves out there? The animals these gloves come from would get treated like complete schitt im guessing.
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Re: Non leather palms?
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2019, 10:55:27 AM »

cotton palms are used on the very cheap entry level junior gloves. Pittards is specially treated when manufactured for the purpose of being used in glove palms and the wear and tear it has to absorb.
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Re: Non leather palms?
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2019, 11:05:09 AM »

Do you post your gloves to oz ayrtek?
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Re: Non leather palms?
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2019, 02:28:47 PM »

The animals these gloves come from would get treated like complete schitt im guessing.

Perhaps even worse than the humans involved invoved in cotton harvesting and production?

Having said that, I don"t suppose there is very much ethical in the world of cricket softs manufaccturing.



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Re: Non leather palms?
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2019, 05:01:57 PM »

Do you post your gloves to oz ayrtek?

Yep 👍 or try Whack Sports as they have landed stock already in Oz and may have a sell on still
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Re: Non leather palms?
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2019, 02:12:34 PM »

https://www.cricketdirect.co.uk/Catalogue/Batting-Gloves/Kookaburra-Batting-Gloves/Kookaburra-Ghost-50-Batting-Gloves-402658?gclid=Cj0KCQiApvbhBRDXARIsALnNoK1MkYye8TGARUJLqP0dpRkj56hOPbnKQGdue0Mvor_nC1o4wgcJ5CUaApszEALw_wcB

Not sure it's wanna take a ball at any pace in these tho!

I am amazed that they sell those in adult sizes.  I remember my first slazenger 100 junior gloves having cotton palms and very basic protection levels but I was an under 11 at the time and the bowling was modest pace wise.  I wouldn't want to play senior cricket at any level with that sort of protection
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